T-Roc Cabrio. Need Anything Else Be Said?
T-Roc Cabriolet (Image: VW)
Volkswagen has started production of the T-Roc Cabriolet in its plant in Osnabrück, a facility that has a long-standing pedigree, having started existence in the early 20th century as a Karrmann manufacturing operation. And today the plant is also manufacturing the Porsche Cayman.
According to Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Management Board Member for Production, “Production, assembly and logistics have been extensively modernized for a high double-digit million euro amount and are of an excellent standard.
“Over the next five years too we will be investing further in the site on a similar scale – predominantly in the production of the T-Roc Cabriolet.”
It is worth noting that this is the Volkswagen brand’s only convertible.
2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. (Image: Nissan)
But when we think back to the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, Mr. Tostmann’s optimism seems rather, well, optimistic.
By James Gaffney, Product Engineer, Precision Grinding and Patrick D. Redington, Manager, Precision Grinding Business Unit, Norton Company (Worcester, MA)
Honda is an engine company.
According to Kunihiro Hoshi, chief engineer for the GX 470: “Three of my top goals were to create a body-on-frame vehicle with sweeping off-road performance and unibody-like on-road capability, and, of course, it had to meet the Lexus quality standard.” He met his goals. But why would anyone want to bang this vehicle around on rocks?